sastre yuktau ca nipunah
sarvatha drdha-niscayah
praudha-sraddho 'dhikari yah
sa bhaktav uttamo matah
sastre—in the revealed scriptures; yuktau—in logic; ca—also; nipunah—expert; sarvatha—in all respects; drdha-niscayah—who is firmly convinced; praudha—deep; sraddhah—who has faith; adhikari—eligible; yah—who; sah—he; bhaktau—in devotional service; uttamah—highest; matah—is considered.
" 'One who is expert in logic and understanding of revealed scriptures, and who always has firm conviction and deep faith that is not blind, is to be considered a topmost devotee in devotional service.'
This verse appears in the Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (1.2.17) by Srila Rupa Gosvami.

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